Monday, August 29, 2011

Harvest Party

I played along with a few challenges.  The first is the sketch challenge from Sweet Sunday:

At the Shabby Tea Room, you are to make a project with your birthstone, mine is Topaz.

Then there is this inspiration from Cupcake Inspirations:

I also played with the Pink Elephant challenge - paper piecing and the Kraft Journal challenge - celebrations (this is for a hostess gift for our Thanksgiving dinner).  Our BIL and SIL always hosts Thanksgiving dinner for hubby's side of the family so I thought I would bring this.  Now you have to use your imagination that this is filled with goodies (think pumpkin fudge, sugar cookies, caramel popcorn... haven't decided yet - if you have any good recipes or ideas I am open !).  I made the tag with my Bella Blvd One Fall Day scraps, yes that is pretty much all I have left of that paper!  I also upcycled a tin I got at a garage sale for 10 cents!  I sprayed it brown and then just rubbed some Burnt Orange acrylic paint so the leaves and such show up better.  The stamp is from Papertrey Ink, love the Friendship jar and its fillers.  Lots of fun fussy cutting and paper piecing on this.  A bit of burlap and a PTI button finish it off.

18 comments:

lynn said...

cute gift--love your paint technique:)

Lynn said...

What a great gift container...I'm sure your family will LOVE it Laurel!

Karen Giron said...

Oh my! I just love how you turned the sketch into a tag - this is fantastic! Makes me long for fall... sigh...

Karen Pedersen said...

SO GORGEOUS!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cool!!!

Dora said...

That basket is stunning, wow!

Audrey Pettit said...

How fabulous, Laurel! I can so picture this filled with sweet treats. What a fantastic gift container. Love the little tag. Love the jar and love the bit of burlap and button at the bottom. So, so cute!
thanks so much for joining us this week at The Kraft Journal. :)

~amy~ said...

awesome tag...love it!

Kristii said...

What an awesome project and your tag is absolutely fabulous!!!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

that is just the cutest little tag.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Fab tag and great interpretation of the sketch!

Savitri said...

Very cute!! Loo ove the burlap. Small but gives more dimension!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Beautiful!! What a gorgeous gift! Thank you very much for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room!

Hugs...
Melissa

Jessie/knightrone said...

Love how you turned the sketch into a tag...awesome!

Alanna said...

What a wonderful tag. I love it.

Scrapaddict said...

Great tag and great gift holder!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super cute fall tag!! Great job with the paper piecing. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!

Julie E said...

What a great tag!